People: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (LVMH.PA)
19 Sep 2014
Mr. Bernard Arnault has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA since January 1989 and is a Member of the Company’s Executive Committee. He was first appointed on the Company's Board of Directors on September 26, 1988. He began his career as an engineer with Ferret-Savinel, where he became Senior Vice-President for Construction in 1974, Chief Executive Officer in 1977 and finally Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1978. He remained with this company until 1984, when he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Financiere Agache and of Christian Dior. Shortly thereafter he spearheaded a reorganization of Financiere Agache following a development strategy focusing on luxury brands. In 1989, Mr. Arnault became the main shareholder in LVMH. Mr. Arnault also holds other mandates, including Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior SA, Chairman of the Board of Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Fondation d’Entreprise and Chateau Cheval Blanc, Chairman of Groupe Arnault SAS, Director of Christian Dior Couture SA, LVMH International SA (Belgium), LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton Inc. (United States) and LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (Japan) KK, and Member of the Supervisory Committee of Financiere Goujon SAS. He is also a Director of Carrefour SA. Mr. Arnault graduated from Ecole Polytechnique.
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